Lester Fernández, new ambassador of the Idemticos project

The family of ambassadors of the Idemticos project promoted by the Contador Foundation has grown with its ninth member. Lester Fernández, an athlete with Cuban roots living in Catalonia, joins a list that already includes Eva Moral, Gonzalo García Abella, Alejandro Montero, Christian Silva, José Manuel Dosdad, Carlos Javier Mozos, Raúl Vallinot and Rubén Nova.

A resident of Rubí (Barcelona), Fernández (1979) is in the MC5 category, has an 81% disability due to a disease, bone necrosis, and is unable to walk. But cycling is his passion. “The bike has been in my life since I was 9 years old and I even became part of the Cuban national team,” he recalls.

Fernández is a sportsman and through his Happy Wheels initiative he has devoted himself, above all by participating in marches and cycling tours, to trying to help other people with functional diversity to find another tool through sport.

“People with disabilities can have dreams and overcome challenges. No does not exist; or it is not absolute”, proclaimed Fernández before his participation in the recent Titan Desert Marrueco, where he completed its 620 kilometres with 7,700 metres of accumulated altitude difference.

His arrival at the Idemticos project began to take shape during the last Titan Desert. “I was participating with the KH7 team and there I had the opportunity to meet people who told me about the project and the Foundation. I have followed Alberto and his career, I admire him, I have also suffered strokes, in my case three, and without really knowing each other there was a great relationship”.